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AIM To identify the core components of cultural competence from a Swedish perspective. Background. The cultural diversity of Swedish society raises challenges for nursing practice. Nurses need to be culturally competent, i.e. demonstrate the effective application of knowledge, skills and attitudes to practice safely and effectively in a multicultural(More)
BACKGROUND Communication is a fundamental component of cross-cultural care encounters. Nurses experience communication difficulties in situations where they do not speak the same language as their patients. Communication difficulties are a major obstacle for immigrant patients and can lead to insufficient information and poor quality nursing care in(More)
The overall aim of this thesis is to explore, analyze and clarify how cultural competence is understood. This is explored from the perspective of nurses, nursing students, nurse educators, and nurse researchers in relation to the Swedish care context. The field of transcultural nursing and cultural competence was founded in the United States in the 1950s in(More)
Research has shown that majority of nurses feel that they lack relevant knowledge about immigrant's cultural backgrounds, and therefore, feel incompetent in providing these patients with good care. Last year alone, 4520 nursing students graduated from nursing schools throughout Sweden. Later on, they will meet and treat people from diverse cultural(More)
AIM This paper examines the prevalence of various career-choice motives given by nursing students in two national cohorts at the beginning and end of their education respectively and how these motives are interrelated and associated with perceived career-choice stress. BACKGROUND Several international studies have identified various motives for choosing(More)
BACKGROUND By 2050, the percentage of the population older than 80 years will double, and some data suggest that elderly patients receive less advanced treatment. Information of outcome in elderly (≥ 65 year), representing roughly half the intensive care unit (ICU) admissions, in Sweden is scarce. METHODS Retrospective cohort study. We included all(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe and interpret experiences of parents whose newborns are treated with induced hypothermia following perinatal asphyxia. DESIGN A qualitative exploratory study. SETTING Data collection in parental home environments (n = 8) and in a study room in a university library (n = 2). PARTICIPANTS A total of 10 parents, seven mothers and(More)
BACKGROUND Registration of data from a major incident or disaster serves several purposes such as to record data for evaluation of response as well as for research. Data needed can often be retrieved after an incident while other must be recorded during the incident. There is a need for a consensus on what is essential to record from a disaster response.(More)
The purpose of this study was to describe the translation, adaption, and psychometric evaluation process in relation to validity and reliability of the Swedish version of the instrument, Inventory for Assessing The Process of Cultural Competence Among Healthcare Professionals-Revised (IAPCC-R) following the translation, adaptation, and psychometric(More)
BACKGROUND Sweden has a population of a little more than 9.4 million. The rapid growth of immigration in Sweden has resulted in an increased number of minority ethnic patients and minority ethnic nurses in the Swedish healthcare system. This also applies to paediatric care. AIM The purpose of this study was to explore how parents with ethnic Swedish(More)